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    When in Siam…

    Guru, Published on 27/01/2012

    » As the old saying goes, "When in Thailand, do as the Thais do"; but with a million different guidebooks and angry expats all telling you how to navigate Thainess - and even the locals giving contradicting accounts of what Thai culture really is - it's easy to get confused.


    Historic canal feels the pressure of modern life

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 31/03/2012

    » Almost 500 years ago, a royal command was issued for a canal to be dug through a land plot in front of an area that is currently the Tha Phrachan campus of Thammasat University.


    Enriching people's livelihoods

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 02/04/2012

    » The Phufa shop, an initiation of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, is more than just a store. It's a connection that links city people to those in the rural areas.


    Wandering Monks

    Life, Published on 10/04/2012

    » People driving upcountry in Thailand can sometimes come across groups of Buddhist monks walking by the roadside, carrying heavy bags, bowls and umbrellas over their shoulders. They are referred to as tudong monks, and what they are doing could be compared to a walking pilgrimage.


    London joins Songkran celebrations

    Life, Published on 23/04/2012

    » It's Songkran, anyone can get wet _ even those in the heart of London _ as the Tourism Authority of Thailand turned St Martin's Courtyard, Covent Garden, into the celebration ground for the traditional Thai new year.


    More bang for your buck

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 15/06/2012

    » We don't know exactly when it started. Maybe it's something that's long been absorbed, pleasurably, into our blood. For Thais, shopping is now a prime recreational activity that's set in stone.


    Olives grow again on Malta

    AFP, Published on 16/10/2012

    » A green-fingered ex-jeweller with a mission to revive Malta's olive oil production practically from scratch, Sam Cremona munches on a tiny black "Bidni" olive and shows it off to visitors.


    Quintessentially Japanese

    Life, Thanida Tansubhapol, Published on 29/10/2012

    » The recent Bangkok International Gifts Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair 2012 (BIG+BIH), staged by the Department of International Trade Promotion in collaboration with the Thai Federation of Lifestyle Products at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), was a huge success.


    Cute and culturally right on

    Life, Parisa Pichitmarn, Published on 08/03/2013

    » As someone who's always on the hunt for novel souvenirs of Thailand to give friends of mine living abroad, I tend to have my eyes peeled for objects of a more distinctive character. So many mass-produced "Thai" products feature elephants that the motif has been seriously done to death. Or else they're plastered with enough gold paint/dye to make any self-possessed local roll her/his eyes in exasperation.


    In search of a king

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 25/03/2013

    » It was late afternoon on a hot day in Myanmar. A group of Thai archaeologist at an excavation site in Linzingong cemetery in Mandalay were about to wrap up their work when one of them emerged with a lotus-shaped artefact.

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